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Genghis Khan (Makers of History #21)

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According to Wikipedia: "Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 – October 31, 1879) was an American writer of children's books. Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and nat ...more
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Published February 1st 2011 by B&R Samizdat Express (first published 1860)
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Sicofonia
Originally published in 1888, this book happens to be quite outdated. Jacob Abbott wrote the series "Makers Of History" aiming at children as its primary audience. Hence, it's also very simplistic the way it was written (although this is not necessarily a bad thing).

If you want to read an accurate biography of Genghis Khan go elsewhere. I'd even dare to say that the The History And The Life Of Chinggis Khan: The Secret History Of The Mongols is more accurate than this.

However, the book is very e
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Ram Kishor Poddar
The book was written way back in 1880s and is pretty plain,simplistic and elementary . It is narrated in "bare facts and observation" mode and is quite informative. Read it to get a historian's point of view on the life and events in Temujin aka Genghis Khan.
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Wes
Downloaded for free and read on Kindle. Genghis Khan is a fascinating, historic character. Jacob Abbot wrote at an elementary school level. I consider this book to be a placeholder until something better comes along.
Neil Richardson
Really enjoyable, almost rip-roaring survey of the great Khan's life. The 19th C style is hilarious.
Barbara
Dry history of conquests
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Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in 1826; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies ...more
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